An introduction to Manual handling of loads 2hrs

An introduction to Manual handling of loads 2hrs

REF MHA01 | Care Certificate standard 13.3

J601 , 8027

This course contributes toward the recommended guided learning hours, you should carry out practice reflection, document and attach subsequent evidence from this training.


The purpose of this session is to provide manual handling instruction for staff in compliance with the requirement laid down in the care Standards Act 2000 and the Health and Safety at work act (1974) And Manual handling operations (1992)

Who should attend?

This two-hour unit is designed to be generally applicable for ancillary staff, domestic workers, and office staff. This training is suitable for those wishing to learn more about handling loads as opposed to moving people (see MH01).

Proposed Learner Outcomes - The worker must be able to
  • Understand the basic structure and functions of the spine when handling.
  • Be aware of the basic legislation that governs all moving and handling tasks.
  • Be aware of the meaning and purpose of risk assessment in relation to moving and handling.
  • Use safe positioning skills and handling techniques.
  • Learn about work ergonomics in relation to repetitive strain at work
How many candidates may attend?
This training is limited to 15 students.

Equivalent Relevant information

Specific Content

  • An update into the incidence of back injury in the care sector
  • A reflection of particular risks associated for staff when handling loads
  • Unsafe, condemned practice
  • Equipment check list (if appropriate)
  • Handling loads techniques
  • Preventing injury to self
  • Risk factors – Posture, force, repetition, personal risk factors, how to keep in good shape
  • Common sense ergonomics- How can you make the job easier?

Other relevant information

  1. For registered nurses who wish to incorporate this training into your PREP portfolio’s, you should carry out practice reflection and attach subsequent evidence from this training
  2. Certificates are issued for each candidate and are valid for a maximum of 1 year
  3. A host certificate will also be issued for presentation on your Notice Board
  4. A candidate assessment is available for post training audit

Please note that as this is a practical workshop numbers are limited to 15 staff in registration.

This 2-hour course will demonstrate current safe handling of loads Techniques. The use of on site and available handling aids should be included. In order to do this, a practise area must be made available as well as access to all on site handling aids. Included in the session is theory based information relating to Anatomy and Physiology of the back. This may involve a powerpoint presentation. The key points are:

  1.  The training venue should be quiet and undisturbed.
  2.  Staff should not be expected to be on duty
  3. Staff attending should remain for the entire length of the session to obtain a certificate.

Special Requirements
You will need to make available all on site handling aids and equipment that you have available within your care environment and plan to work within a practice area. As with the training area, this should be quiet, undisturbed and large enough to accommodate those present.

Any staff who have suffered a back injury within the last 12 months must inform the trainer prior to the session.

Registration details are kept by us for Seven years and are legal documents. It is important to register in block capitals clearly on the day.

How to book your course

Please call us on 0208 144 9491. You can also submit our online booking enquiry form too.

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